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Expert Witness Services

What does an expert witness psychologist do?

Our expert witness psychologists are trained to provide in-depth, reliable information about our patient’s conditions in a legal capacity.

The process usually begins with direction from a patient’s solicitor, who will ask our team to produce either a thorough medico-legal report or appear in court to deliver a witness testimony.

We can provide a variety of assessments and reports depending on the specific case and your condition. Our team can evaluate hundreds of conditions, assess cognitive impairment, family issues, mental difficulties, personality disorders and provide detailed risk assessments.

Our expert witness services

Our medico-legal psychiatrist and psychologist team produces reports and witness testimonies for various disorders and conditions.


Psychological evaluation of mental disorders: Our medico-legal experts can write a full legal report detailing evidence of a mental disorder for a criminal or civil court or employment tribunal. These can also be used by employers to defend claims by employees.


Mental capacity assessments: Our medico-legal experts can compile a detailed report to evaluate an individual’s mental capacity for either the Crown Court or the defence in a criminal law case.


Witness capacity medico-legal assessments: We can provide a thorough medico-legal assessment evaluating a witness’s capacity to make their own choices and decisions in a criminal court case.


Psychological aspects related to personal injury: Our medico-legal experts can write an exhaustive medico-legal report detailing psychological aspects for insurance companies as well as claimant and defendant legal representatives. We assess whether the personal injury has reasonably led to a disorder based on the definition of a personal injury as “any disease and any impairment of a person’s physical or mental condition” (s.38, Limitation Act 1980).


Psychological evaluation of abnormal behaviour: We can create a thorough medico-legal report accounting for abnormal behaviour for use in a family court case, for example.


Personality assessments: Our consultants can provide a detailed clinical assessment scoring and interpreting personality traits to predict behaviour and outline interventions. This may later be used in a criminal or forensic case.


Risk assessments: Our experts can write a detailed medico-legal report commenting on the relationship between mental state and the capacity to commit future criminal acts for a criminal court case.


Diagnosis (DSM-IV and ICD-10): We can compile an exhaustive medico-legal report assessing the validity of a psychological diagnosis and its impact on behaviour for a civil or criminal court.


University performance and mitigating circumstances: Our medico-legal consultants can write a thorough report evaluating how a student’s mental health condition, such as depression and anxiety, needs to be taken into consideration by a university.


Psychological evaluation of trauma: We can provide a full medico-legal report evaluating the impact of trauma on an individual’s mental health for use in court.


Psychological evaluations relating to medical negligence and accidents, capacity and malpractice: We can compile a report to support or challenge a case for psychological injury in a civil court, for example by a hospital or care home, where the issue is a breach of duty of care.


Evaluation of schizophrenia and other psychoses: Our experts can prepare a scrupulous medico-legal report detailing evidence of schizophrenia and other psychoses for a criminal court.


Evaluation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Our medico-legal experts can draw up a report commenting on the existence of PTSD for a personal or civil injury claim.


Evaluation of insomnia and other sleep disorders: We can create a report evaluating evidence of insomnia and other sleep disorders and its impact on behaviour for a civil court or employment tribunal.


Effects of trauma (including personal injury): Our consultants can write a medico-legal report identifying trauma, for example, because of personal injury or injury due to negligence.


Evaluation of psychopathology and psychological disorders: We can create a thorough medico-legal report evaluating a psychological disorder. This may be used by a defendant in a criminal court to show reduced responsibility, for example.


Evaluation of adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Our medico-legal experts can carry out an ADD or ADHD assessment and compile a report for court and legal proceedings of a criminal or civil nature (including employment).


Medico-legal reports for anxiety and depression: We can prepare an exhaustive medico-legal report detailing anxiety and depression, which may be used in a civil or criminal court or tribunal.


Psychological and behavioural aspects of violence: Our medico-legal experts can draw up an in-depth psychological report assessing and evaluating aspects of violence for a criminal court case, including the possibility of committing future violent acts.


Bipolar and other mood disorders: We can compile a meticulous medico-legal report to evaluate mood disorders for a criminal or civil court case.


Psychosomatic disorders: Our experts can write a meticulous medico-legal report to give evidence of a disorder that has been aggravated by psychological stress such as psoriasis, eczema, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure or heart disease. This may be needed in an employment tribunal or civil court.


Memory loss and memory and cognitive impairment: Our medico-legal team can prepare a detailed report assessing an individual’s level of memory or cognitive impairment. This identifies the impairment and treatable areas that require a management plan.


Psychological impact of deportation or detention on an individual or family: Our medico-legal consultants can prepare a report for a civil or criminal court to assess the psychological impact of deportation or detention, as well as make recommendations.


Family assessments: Our medico-legal experts can compile detailed reports for use specifically in family court cases.


Placement options and sibling separation: A type of family assessment for use in family court, this medico-legal report explores the psychological impact of siblings being separated and the effect of placement with another individual or individuals.


Domestic violence: Our medico-legal consultants can write a detailed report documenting the impact of domestic violence, whether physical, emotional, sexual or psychological abuse, for a family court domestic violence case.


Abuse and neglect: We can create meticulous medico-legal reports detailing abuse or neglect by parents or other family members for use in a family or criminal court.


Munchausen syndrome: Our medico-legal experts can prepare a thorough report assessing and evaluating Munchausen syndrome for use in a family, civil or criminal court.

We specialise in 18 + Adult services across the UK remotely. Our services are confidential and adhere to GDPR guidelines as well as the confidentiality requirements of all UK regulatory and professional bodies.

We focus on getting you the right remote or online help  anywhere in the country in the comfort of your home. Our service integrates with other forms of ongoing health and mental care being provided by others e.g. GP, hospital, voluntary sector, etc.


What is Mental Illness?

Mental illness is a general term for a group of illnesses that may include symptoms that can affect a person’s thinking, perceptions, mood, or behaviour. Mental illness can make it difficult for someone to cope with work, relationships, and other demands. Our team are here to help.


Our Approach

Our team will work with you from your initial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. At each step we take time with you to reflect, reassess and refocus to ensure that you are heading towards to lifestyle that you desire.

Initial Assessment

Get the right assessment, diagnosis and a holistic treatment plan tailored to you.


Be prescribed the right medical care to treat the symptoms restricting your life.


Understand your condition, work alongside our specialists and with your body and mind to prevent your symptoms from dominating your life.


Speak with our Experienced Mental Health Support Team

Book an initial assessment and attend your first appointment from the comfort of your home. We offer various payment plans to suit your needs.


About Us
Our mission is to help you to live a healthy future free from mental health symptoms. Our highly trained psychologists and psychiatrists each have their own specialisms, and all pull together to provide a tailored service to cater to your individual needs.


Our Customised Approach
1. Work with you to do a thorough assessment leading to a tailored treatment plan that we we will update together as your treatment progresses.

2. Ongoing assessment of the right medical care to treat your symptoms. Helping you to live a more fulfilled life.

3. Preventing your symptoms from controlling your life and allowing you to take control and grow.


Why Health Choices Global?

  • We provide national coverage across the UK covering all spectrums of mental health.
  • Our Mental Health Support teamwork with you throughout your journey to achieve the results that you desire. Transforming quality of life and family life.
  • We’re available 7 days a week providing remote appointments that are non-restrictive and give you the privacy and assurance building trust.
  • Our team are members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.